[Ontbirds] Bohemian Waxwings, N. Hawk Owl, Cardinals - North Bay

Richard Poort richard.poort at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 17:21:26 EST 2014


The Northern Hawk Owl was present this morning at approx 11:30 am in the
same location as previously reported.

There were also 4 Bohemian Waxwings that made a brief appearance nearby
along Lavinge Road (about 1 km West of Ouellettee Road)


Photos of the owl can be found here:

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Lev Frid <lev.frid at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Folks,
> Sonje Bols and I had a pleasant morning birding in North Bay yesterday (Feb
> 3). She had been seeing Bohemian Waxwings feeding on crabapple in Wallace
> Heights last week, so we drove around some of the streets and found many
> suitable crabapples. We located a flock of waxwings along Wallace Heights
> Dr. which contained a half-dozen Cedar and two Bohemian Waxwings.
> While watching the waxwings, we heard a vigorously calling Northern
> Cardinal. We saw the male bird visiting a feeder on the same street. It was
> then joined by another - a rare treat in Nipissing District.
> The Northern Hawk Owl along Ouelette Road in East Ferris was present,
> giving good but far away (scope) looks as it was being mobbed by Cedar
> Waxwings, Purple Finches and Hairy Woodpeckers.
> Good Birding!
> Directions:
> Waxwings and Cardinal - Take HW 11 to Airport Road in North Bay. Go east on
> Airport Road. Make a right at Surrey Dr, followed by a left on Willingdon
> Dr, and a right on Wallace Heights Dr. The crabapple and feeder was almost
> immediately after the turn. If the waxwings are not here, it is worth
> driving around the neighborhood as there are certainly more fruit-laden
> trees.
> Hawk Owl - Take HW 11 to Lake Nosbonsing Rd. Hang a left on Astorville Rd,
> and another left on Ouelette Rd. The bird was in a field just past Quae
> Quae Rd.
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